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A Year 5 Class Post

Christmas is Coming!

Well done to all the children who are still working hard as we head towards the end of our very long term.



In RE, we have been exploring why the lead up to important religious events is important. After looking at Bar/Bat Mitzvah and First Holy Communion early in the term, we are now enjoying finding out about Advent and how Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day.

The children are enjoying opening our class advent calendars and following the Christmas story with the words and pictures we put together at the start of the month.


In DT, we are approaching the final making task. In the meantime, our packaging designs are coming together. As well as designing appropriately Christmassy packaging, we have been investigating what other information packaging needs to include, like ingredients and allergen information. Walnut are ahead of the game, and have already make their nets ready for their chocolates next week!

Christmas Jumper Day

After Christmas hat-making and a delicious Christmas dinner, Walnut and Maple enjoyed a games afternoon with a wide-range of games, including Twister, Sketchy Tales, Electronic Banking Monopoly and Forbidden Island. Horrible Histories – the Board Game went down well, as did the old favourites of Top Trumps and chess.

The children organised themselves, made sure that  everyone was included in a game, played each other’s games patiently and enthusiastically while waiting to play their own and complimented each other on their games and game play. The atmosphere was very positive and staff and children enjoyed the afternoon.

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